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Court: Steinbeck Heirs Don't Have Publishing Rights

Publication Date: 
August 14, 2008
Source: 
National Public Radio
Author: 
Laura Sydell

National Public Radio's Morning Edition interviewed Professor Paul Goldstein about an appeals court ruling that the son and granddaughter of novelist John Steinbeck do not own the rights to some of the writer's best-known works. Professor Goldstein said:

All in all, Stanford Law Professor Paul Goldstein says there's a lot of money at stake.

Professor PAUL GOLDSTEIN (Stanford Law School): We're talking about significant works whose copyright will go well into the century, into 2034, 2032 or thereabouts, and that's a fair chunk of royalties.